Give me something old and rusty any day above something shiny and new. When we were renovating our home a few years ago, I was a constant source of amusement to our builders. They installed a shiny metal balustrade of which they were very proud, and were horrified when the artisan arrived to apply his special technique to make it look rusted, weathered and worn.
Nearer the end of the project, after looking around for a long time for a suitably aged and weathered surround for our letterbox, I resorted to buying a new one. My builders, now used to my quirks, suggested I leave it in the swimming pool for a couple of weeks to get the desired look!
The patina of a rusty surface, has so much more character, i.m.h.o., than a shiny new one.
I am particularly fond of rusted bits and pieces in the garden. They look perfect against a green backdrop.
Touches of rust inside the home also add interest and warmth.
So are you shiny and new, or old and rusty like me?
Till next time
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